Tag Archives: afrogrooves

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #476 – Umbundu Beats

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #476 – Umbundu Beats

Batida is back with a collection of remastered tracks, unreleased mixes and lost versions on Um, a title with a double meaning as it’s both number 1 in Portuguese as “hmm”, an Angolan sound to start many words in Umbundo language, the main language spoken in Huambo, the city where...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #474 – Maloya Power

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #474 – Maloya Power

This week Radio Mukambo travels to Reunion Island in the Indian ocean off the east coast of Africa for some powerful maloya music sung in Réunion Creole by LiNDiGo. Their 7th album “Kosa Néna” is our cd of the week, released by the French label Hélico Music. We listen to...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #473 – Kosmo Groove

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #473 – Kosmo Groove

This week we travel to Ghent (Belgium) to listen to Kosmo Sound‘s debut album “Antenna”. This six-piece dub formation brings a combination of solid bass and drums with fresh storytelling melodies on saxophone. Out on on Zephyrus Records. Radio Mukambo also announces new albums by Elida Almeida (Cape Verde), Las...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #472 – Afrofuturism meets Vintage Afro Sounds

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #472 – Afrofuturism meets Vintage Afro Sounds

Radio Mukambo takes you to Copenhagen (Denmark) to discover Nuri, an up-and-coming musician who creates his own blend of afrofuturism by combining archival field recordings from diverse African traditions with electronic beats, polyrhythmic grooves and North African trance music. His second album “Irun” is our cd of the week. We...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #471 – Budapest Groove x Kampala Fire

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #471 – Budapest Groove x Kampala Fire

Radio Mukambo takes you to Budapest to discover the pioneering Hungarian afrobeat group The Mabon Dawud Republic. The young band already toured in Ghana where they recorded with highlife legend Pat Thomas and vocalist and kologo player Stevo Atambire. Their debut LP is our cd of the week, on out...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #468 – Global Afrobeat Movement

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #468 – Global Afrobeat Movement

Twenty years after Fela Kuti‘s death, afrobeat is more alive than ever. Literally every continent has afrobeat bands and it’s safe to say there are more than a hundred bands spread over fifty countries. Mukambo created “Global Afrobeat Movement” with the aim of promoting the current global afrobeat scene, prompting...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #465 – Backwoods grooves

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #465 – Backwoods grooves

With roots in the voodoo backwoods of Benin, Frankosun and The Family from Helsinki (Finland) deliver the cd of the week on Radio Mukambo. Their self-titled debut sounds like a resurrection of the Black President, Fela Kuti! We focus on the third NYP Records compilation and “African Electronic Diaspora –...
Podcast: Grooves Against Covid – Deconfinement Mixtape

Podcast: Grooves Against Covid – Deconfinement Mixtape

On this global mash-up of grooves, Mukambo serves some of the best music that 2020 has brought so far. Covid has made it a year to forget, but musically 2020 is a hit. From reggae/dub to afrobeat, creole sounds to Latin beats, ethiogroove to hiphop, Congotronics to global crossover, plus...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #460 – Global Crossover

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #460 – Global Crossover

This week Radio Mukambo focuses on two Japanese projects: Tokyo-based ten-piece wild Japanese folk band Minyo Crusaders joins forces with Colombian cumbia radicals Frente Cumbiero on the EP “Minyo Cumbiero” (on Mais Um Discos), while Japanese afrobeat rockers Stepak Takraw do it without horns on the EP “Livyatan” (on Soul...
Podcast: Radio Mukambo #457 – Black Jesus

Podcast: Radio Mukambo #457 – Black Jesus

The father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke joins forces with Melbourne-based Black Jesus Experience to deliver a delicious encounter of Ethiopian melodies with hip-hop-infused jazz and funk grooves on To Know Without Knowing, our cd of the week out on Agogo Records. Radio Mukambo also serves new stuff from Ethioda (French...